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  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Int.1: Where is your undergraduate college located? Int.2: Where do you work and what do you do for them?" -Posted 12/13/2003 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Int.1: Why Baylor and what do you know about the school? Int.2: Tell me more about your post-grad work." -Posted 12/13/2003 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Int.1: Name three personality traits that are positive and why they will help you in medical practice? Int.2: What ethical issues face OB/GYNs in university settings?" -Posted 12/13/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can physicians return to governing their own practices with insurance companies, government, pharmaceuticals, and attorneys trying to dictate medical practice?" -Posted 12/13/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a personality flaw that you hold that does not bode well for you and explain how you will go about making sure it does not become problematic in medical school." -Posted 12/13/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I took the time to read over my AMCAS application, Baylor's website, current medical journals (Lancet, NJM, JAMA), and interview feedback on this forum." -Posted 12/13/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview day was coordinated and the respresentatives were polite and informative. I felt that the facilities were up to par and that the hospitals were above average. The curriculum was very much a "hybrid" setup and works well for the students." -Posted 12/13/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Houston is a very large city and the medical center area is very congested. Road work and construction seems to be concerns for the students as well as the ever-present parking situation. Transportation also was spoken of on several occasions." -Posted 12/13/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Ten months of vacation/study/research time to plot strategy or recreational venue. The students can do electives at any time during their clinical years as long as they meet the pre-requisite for the individual clerkship. The grading system was clever yet deceiving. You had to dig a little to get the real scoop on rankings. The adcom makes the decisions during the clinical tours but I do not recommend skipping out. Patrick (student adcom rep) is very observant and will notice." -Posted 12/13/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt the overall day was positive. I had one interviewer that did not want to be there and did not ask any interesting questions. He was a clock-watcher and ended exactly in 30 minutes. He showed no emotion and had a good "poker face". He clearly had not read my packet and was late to the interview. The second interviewer was on top of his stuff. He had read my packet in detail and asked appropriate questions. Park in lot 6 when you get there. It is adjoined directly to the basic science building. You go down corridor A to corridor M. Ask for Kleberg auditorium and someone will point you in the right directions. Bring $9.00 if you drive and park in the garage. Be sure to turn in your interview folder by 5pm. " -Posted 12/13/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/12/2003

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